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Entries for week beginning January 23, 2011

January 27, 2011

venomous porridge - Yesterday, Facebook announced some new measures...

Facebook’s “security” feature circumvented by Facebook’s blatant sharing of default-by-public data. What’s the opposite of “security by obscurity”? (Insecurity by publicity?)

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Muppet Balloon Animals

Best thing I’ve seen all week.

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January 25, 2011


OS X terminal application that emulates old & busted phosphor displays. Pointless and gorgeous.

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January 24, 2011

Trulia - Rent vs. Buy Index (Q1 2011)

The first fruit of the purchase of Movity by Trulia: Visualization of the cities in the US where it makes more sense to rent than to purchase (unsurprisingly, SF falls into this category)

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InMaps - Visualize your LinkedIn network

This is just lovely. Visualization of your LinkedIn graph, auto sorted into clusters. Interesting to see that, for example, my SF (pale blue) and Boston (purple) non-co-worker geek friends were easily filtered from each other.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.